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Lazy River Live at Great Midwestern Music Hall on 1976-10-01

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Lazy River Live at Great Midwestern Music Hall on 1976-10-01


Lazy River band
Great Midwestern Music Hall
Louisville, Kentucky
October 1, 1976

SBD mixed and taped by Monte Barry

Set 1:
d1t01 - Bluegrass instrumental
d1t02 - I Know What it Means to be Lonesome
d1t03 - Satin Doll
d1t04 - Steam Powered Aereoplane
d1t05 - Sunny Side of the Mountain
d1t06 - Midnight Moonlight
d1t07 - Undecided
d1t08 - Sweet Georgia Brown
d1t09 - Sittin' on Top of the World
d1t10 - Sweetheart of Mine
d1t11 - Take the A Train
d1t12 - Dixie Blues
d1t13 - Hey Good Lookin'
d1t14 - Salty Dog
d2t01 - Sally Goodin'
d2t02 - Las Vegas

Set 2:
d2t03 - Cotton Patch Rag and Beaumont Rag
d2t04 - Ain't Misbehaving
d2t05 - Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain
d2t06 - Take Me Back to Tulsa
d2t07 - After You've Gone
d2t08 - Friend of the Devil -> Blackberry Blossom
d2t09 - Beaumont Rag
d2t10 - Big River
d2t11 - Milk Cow Blues
d3t01 - Summertime
d3t02 - Time Changes Everything
d3t03 - Tiger Rag

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Collection LazyRiver
Band/Artist Lazy River
Venue Great Midwestern Music Hall


Sound system by Monte Barry and Lazy River band
SBD mix and recording by Monte

taped, transferred, and remastered by Monte Barry

SBD > Nakamichi 550 w/ Dolby NR > Maxell Chromium Dioxide C-90 cassettes

MC > Nakamichi 550 > Samplitude > CD Tag > Flac

Lazy River band
Mark O'Connor - plays violin, and 2 guitar tracks
Bill Millet - lead vocals, banjo, and rhythm guitar behind Mark O'Conner's guitar
Bob Briedenbach - lead vocals, dobro, lap steel and pedal steel guitars
Eric Weber - lead vocals, mandolin
Johnny Bieser - electric bass
Frank Heyer - electric guitar
Bruce Cromer sitting in on clarinet
Pat O'Conner - drums

Monte Barry is the Soundman

banjo is mic'd inside / under the resonator

Mark O'Connor was 15 years old this night. I remember him being there, traveling from Seattle with his mom. He spoke often about his skateboard setup in his back yard. He was a skateboard master too. No kidding. Mark had won the Winfield Kansas Nat'l guitar and violin championships the past two years, when he was 13 and 14. If I remember correctly, the renowned Winfield Nat'l Championships rules didn't allow you to win with the same instrument, 2 years in a row. So Mark O'Connor won the violin championship in 1974. and he won the guitar flat-pick championship in 1975. In 1977, Mr. Mark O'Connor won both violin and guitar flat-pick championships at Winfield Kansas Championships. Here is his winner's list.

On this 1976 night Mark plays several personal firsts on stage with his violin:
a) Swing music. He had recently been listening to Stephane Grappelli and Joe Venuti.
b) electronic sound effects
c) other non-Bluegrass tunes

Be sure to hear Mark play guitar here on the 2 Rags -- slam-Cotton Patch and dunk-Beaumont! Super clean sound. Remarkable guitar playing! Mark O'Connor is an American Master and a national treasure. The fumble by Bill Millet at the top of the guitar track gives us a timeless belly laugh. We were having some 420 issues outside, during the break, just preceding.



Reviewer: shooter - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 4, 2012
Subject: wow!!
Thanks Monte for putting these up, what a suprise!! I clicked on the the band name "Lazy River" because I love the song "Lazy River Road" and stumbled upon these gems!! Downloaded all 3 shows to my Ipod!! Sound quality is awesome!!! Thx to Monte, the band members, and the Grateful Dead!!!
Reviewer: terp_john - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 6, 2012
Subject: Beautiful Music
For 10 years, since I learned Blackberry Blossom, I've wanted somebody to mix it with Friend of the Devil. The setlist on this show was so long, I didn't read all the way to the bottom...just started the tunes streaming here while I work. What a great Friday surprise when those tunes came up!

Great, fun music all around. Thanks for uploading it, and documenting the story behind it.
Reviewer: tapertom - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 23, 2010
Subject: Just got turned onto these guys....
....and I'm so glad I did!!!! They totaly tear it up!!! Wish I heard about them sooner!!!
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